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Cherry Blossom

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A perfect blossom is a rare thing Sakura in Tokyo from James T. Kirk on Vimeo.

Another Random Thought

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Some thing that came into my mind for the first time after the terrorists attacks in Bangalore IISC in 2005. It came to my mind again and again after every terrorist attack. And after the Mumbai terror attacks I think I was able to complete this picture. I don't know if this is right or wrong? I was too busy completing the picture in my mind. May be you ...

The Perfect Omlette

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Ingredients: 1. Three egg whites 2. Salt 3. Chat Masala 4. Chili Flakes 5. 1.5 tablespoons of Extra Virgin, Refined Olive Oil 6. Painstakingly acquired skill :) Calories count: Roughly 140 cals An interesting video tutorial (ignore the sponsor message) on how to make a perfect omlette:

“The Last Question” and why I am so intrigued by it

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Hi, Yesterday I wanted to read this amazing short story by Isaac Asimov that I had read long ago during my MBA course. I did not know the title of the story and only remembered that it ended with the following line: "Let there be light". So I googled "Let there be Light + Isaac Asimov" and stumbled upon this site (Recommend reading the story if you have time, ...

The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Caliber S Regatta

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My favourite purchase last year was my Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre S Regatta. I have been using this wonderful watch for a couple of months now and would like to cover its features in this post. While capable of complex chronograph functions, this watch is amazingly simple to use on a daily basis. The hour and chronograph functions are displayed by the central hands (hour, minute and second). With no ...

Issac Asimov’s Science Fiction Series – Suggested Reading Order

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While trying to keep alive, an effort to satiate my need for reading good science fiction, today I researched the internet to find an answer to a question: Which book should I pickup to start reading Issac Asimov's science fiction series, such that I extract the maximum benefit from the whole reading exercise? According to Asimov's note in the book Prelude to Foundation (a prequel to the original foundation trilogy), ...

Celestial Questions

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Note: Through this article I do not intend to endorse or promote any religion. This post is purely an effort to present some truly thought-provoking questions which should be read and reasoned upon, by all of us. After reading this post, you might ask why did I name this post "Celestial Questions". This is because these questions were asked to Yudhistra (Son of Pandu and the true heir to ...

Contest Suggestion: Enter the Dragon!

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'lo. The other day I came across a big contest while browsing some of sites I read regularly, and simply could not resist sharing it with you. HP (in association with Buzz Corps)is promoting its latest 20.1" notebook i.e. The HP HDX Entertainment Notebook using a contest called "The 31 Days of Dragon". Before I proceed further note that this contest is open to everyone from any part of ...

Been a while

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Hi, It has been well over a year since I posted something new on my blog. However, now I shall try to be more active than 'usual'. Frankly, another article describing my experiences or rather whereabouts (during 2007) should have come after my last post on world politics which was way back in December of 2006. Writing about 2007 will take a lot of time and commitment. However, I will write ...

Absolutism or un-absolutism? My Views

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Definitely un-absolutism. Careful study of the ancient texts (Gita is particular) shows that the ancients had the knowledge of parallel universes and time travel (I do not imply that they were able to travel in time because I frankly don't know about that). Concept of parallel universes is an excellent point and it kind of refutes my thought and the ancient texts themselves. "Death of a body/ moksha of a ...

Paul Van Dyk: The god of trance

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I must tell you that I am an ardent follower of trance, electronic and euro dance music. And one guy, whose music I believe is earth-moving, is Paul Van Dyk. I have never heard music so hypnotic. Nothing pushes me to dance (I am not a dance buff though) as much as this guy's music. I tell you what you got to hear it to know it. I ...

I.Q. tests on Tickle

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Hmmm. Ever heard of Tickle.com. I gave an IQ test on this website a few days ago (just for fun types). The told me that my intellect type is Visual Mathematician ;-) and my score: 131. I then gave another test where in my true color came out as black (as if I did not know. BTW black happens to be one of my favorite movies, so ...

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